I'm here with another Christmas card...big surprise there huh?!
I have made this card as a second entry into CAS-ual Fridays, an interpretation of the sketch at CAS(E) this sketch (you'll see what I mean hopefully!) an entry into the 'Transparent' challenge at Addicted To CAS AND, last but by no means least, the challenge over at WOW! Embossing Powder this month is 'Stars and Stripes'! Phew!
ETA: It has been pointed out to me that this card may also qualify for the criteria over at the Merry Monday challenge which is Blue, White and Silver. I am hoping my little pop of gold doesn't count me out, I'll pop it in to this challenge anyway and we'll soon find out I suppose! Thank you!
Here is my card...
and a little close up for ya...
Now...I realise that this may not be exactly what the guys over at Addicted To CAS meant when they chose 'transparent' as the cue card and I'm almost certain this is completely different to what the WOW! guys had in mind too...but bear with me a moment and I'll try to explain my logic!
I was going to make these banners using acetate - that's about as transparent as it gets, right?! But, then I thought of winter and frosty windows and so I decided on vellum to portray that...with me?! And for WOW! I was thinking that snowflakes are like winters' stars and these banners are my stripes! If these links are a little too tenuous then I do apologise, but that's where my little brain took me when I was thinking about the inspirations!
I swapped the speech bubbles in the CAS(E) this sketch sketch for the banners...I think that's quite obvious! As is the stitching for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge ;)
I really wish that I'd used gold for the central banner because there's less contrast between the white and silver snowflakes than I was anticipating, but I just didn't have the time to re-do it so it is what it is! I'm hoping it's one of those things that only pedantic arty people like us will notice and that the recipient of this card will never even consider that fact! ;)
Now that I have my needle and threads out I have an idea for another stitched card using the Muse inspiration, I just hope it turns out how I'm imagining! ;)
Thank you so much for dropping in ;)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White, Navy; Vellum
Stamps: Penny Black - Crystalline; Wild Rose Studios - Let It Snow
Ink: Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other: WOW! - Bright White Opaque, Silver Super Fine, White Twinkle, Metallic Gold Rich e/p; thread